Walmart to stop selling all e-cigarettes, citing ‘regulatory complexity and uncertainty’

The retail giant’s announcement follows a rising number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses across the country. Walmart earlier this year phased out the sale of fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarettes.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg at the Russell Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Bloomberg News)
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg at the Russell Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Bloomberg News)

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps following personal data investigation

The apps, which may have mishandled users’ personal data, vastly outnumber the hundreds that Facebook previously said it had taken action against in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. But the company gave little detail about what the apps had done wrong, or even the names of the apps.
Consumer Tech
Review

The new Apple upgrade rule: Why the iPhone 11 is — or isn’t — for you

We’ve been testing the news phones and think they’re swell — but so was the iPhone X from two years ago.

Chinese officials cancel U.S. farm visits as Trump says he feels no pressure to cut trade deal before 2020 elections

The exclusions, published ahead of trade talks next month, cover products ranging from plastic straws to coffee filters to electric skateboards. The U.S. and China are expected to meet for high-level trade talks next month.
Sunday Business
(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Saudi Arabia’s oil troubles don’t rattle the U.S. as they used to

American oil production has more than doubled since the 2000s, making the economy less vulnerable to oil price shocks.
Work Advice

Snarky comments on age deserve a ready retor

Age discrimination is illegal in the workplace, and the older employee has several options for responding to such disrespectful comments.
(Jonathan Baran/The Post)
Consumer Tech
Perspective

You watch TV; it watches back: How smart TVs track what’s on our screens

In our latest privacy experiment, we examined how four of the most popular TV brands record what we watch.

Arthur Cashin, wise to the ways of Wall Street

When the stock market whipsaws, CNBC turns to the 78-year-old dean of the New York Stock Exchange to make sense of it all.

Carson on Friday sent an agency-wide email seeking to explain his comments and blaming the media for "blatant mischaracterizations of what I have said."


The case against Todd A. Hohn threatens to further strain ties between Washington and Beijing amid trade dispute.

What streaming companies are really offering.

During his visit to San Francisco this week, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary also lamented that society no longer seemed to know the difference between men and women, according to three people who were present. Carson’s remarks, which visibly shocked people at the gathering, are part of a pattern of making dismissive remarks about transgender people. Under his leadership, HUD has moved to weaken Obama-era rules requiring shelters house transgender people with their identified gender.

The announcement comes as the online retail giant faces criticism for its huge carbon footprint and a lack of transparency into its energy use.

The legislation extending government funding through Nov. 21 is expected to pass Senate next week

Patrick Byrne abruptly quit the company last month after saying he'd been involved in multiple FBI investigations and had romanced Maria Butina — a Russian national later convicted of trying to influence American policy.

Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court justice, defended the theme park SeaWorld as it contested federal violations stemming from the death of a trainer after an orca whale thrashed her around a pool.

Student advocates say the document shows the company intentionally steered borrowers into high-cost repayment options, but Navient says it shows exactly the opposite.

When asked directly about the Federal Reserve chief, the president responded with rare ambivalence: “Yeah, it’s safe. I mean, sure. Why not?”

The 30-year fixed-rate average saw its biggest one-week increase in nearly a year, rising to 3.73 percent.

There has been a surge in strikes as American workers fight for better wages, benefits and job conditions.

Everyone’s spending millions on old TV shows, but nobody knows why.

The short-term legislation would punt fights over President Trump’s border wall until later in the year.

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